A very rare work with no copies represented on the market at any price. The most biting section being the "Pro-Slavery Catechism." It is dripping satire against the profession of the religion of Jesus by those who would enslave other humans.
Were the Israelites allowed to hold slaves? Yes.
Whom might they hold? The heathen around about them.
Who else might hold them? Their children after them.
Who are those children? Southern slave-holders.
How does that appear? The Jews were cut off and the Gentiles grafted in their place.
But, are not the slaves Gentiles too? Yes, but they are heathen.
Who were the heathen, whom the Jews might hold? The Canaanites.
How does that make it right to hold negroes, then? Oh, because they came from Ham.
Have the negroes been held as slaves in all ages? Yes.
Were the Roman slaves negroes? Yes.
How do you know? Because it is impossible to make any body else slaves but negroes.
Did Christ and his apostles approve of Roman slavery? Yes.
How do you know? They didn't say anything against it.
What is the form of government in the world? Republican.
Why? Because the people have nothing to do but play cards, sip wine, whip women, and steal babies.
How do you make that out? Because slavery is the corner-stone of republican institutions.
What does U.S.A. stand for? United Slave-holding America. Etc. etc.
The Liberty Party Almanac for 1848. New York: Published by William Harned, for the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, . [44 of 48] pp, stitched.
Fair only, but exceptionally rare second year of the official publication of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. The Almanac contains material on the Liberty Party, the first national anti-slavery political party, mention of Abraham Lincoln as a Representative from Illinois, the anti-slavery movement, including: runaway slaves, cruelties of slaveholding, the Wilmot Proviso, "the Wicked War" with Mexico, "Pro-Slavery Catechism," slavery in the District of Columbia, abolition movements in other countries, a song with music ["Liberty Reveille"], several poems.
Lacks from wrap, rear wrap, and two leaves that impact last section of text. Excessively rare in any condition with only one copy of the year 1850 on the market, and that priced at $1,175.00.